Colts beat Washington 21-9

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Frank Reich got his first victory as a head coach.

The Colts defense, not the offense, did the heavy lifting for the team Sunday. They held Washington out of the end zone as Dustin Hopkins kicked field goals of 49, 27 and 49 yards. He also missed a 49-yarder.

The Colts had three sacks of Alex Smith and three other hits on Washington’s quarterback.

Smith went 33-of-46 for 292 yards as Washington gained 334 yards.

Adrian Peterson didn’t look anything like he did last week, gaining only 20 yards on 11 carries, while catching three passes for 30 yards.

Colts linebacker Darius Leonard made 18 tackles and had a sack.

Andrew Luck went 21-of-31 for 179 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. T.Y. Hilton caught seven passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.

Luck hit Eric Ebron for a 7-yard score and Hilton for a 3-yard score. The Colts’ other touchdown came on an 8-yard run by Nyheim Hines, the eighth play of a 75-yard drive.

9 responses to “Colts beat Washington 21-9

  1. Typical Redskins team under Jay Gruden. His play calling was atrocious against a zone defense. The offensive line got worked. The defense as a whole got worked. The wide receivers were nowhere to be found. The overall coaching just isn’t NFL level.

  2. If you listened to the last week of DC sports talk radio, you’d think the Redskins were going to the Super Bowl and Adrian Peterson is going to be over 2,000 yards this season. Back down to Earth guys.

  3. Alex Smith has turned the Redskins offense into “Dead Men Walking” – he is awful – sluggish – effectively a six yard passing clown – Adrian Peterson is washed up and a complete joke.

    As a former Redskins fan of 47 years who divorced this team after Smith was named QB, I was laughing at how bad this team has become.

    Cousins was NEVER the problem. But now that he’s gone, there is no pulse to this offense. Enjoy fools. Now over 90% of the roster is something that I enjoy loathing. Pathetic team coached by a moron.

    Can’t wait till the fur flies in January as this coaching staff is dumped.

    Smith won’t last until half way – he’s getting pound behind that putrid snowflake offensive line.

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